Marie Sandusky (left), UALR director of health services, works out with Karl Lenser (right), UALR employee wellness coordinator. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

Workshop to teach employees how to get fit without the gym

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is showing employees how to get fit without a gym membership by using a few simple workout devices and exercises.  Continue reading “Workshop to teach employees how to get fit without the gym”

Karl Lenser

Holiday Weight Management 101

The six-week holiday season is fast approaching. For many individuals, this is a challenging time if weight control is a concern. Studies over the years have shown that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is 6-8 pounds, which translates to 21,000–28,000 extra, unwanted fat calories. You would have to walk 175-230 miles to burn off those calories (120 calories/mile).  Continue reading “Holiday Weight Management 101”

Employee Wellness step challenge to begin Oct. 2

It’s time to lace up those shoelaces and get into stride for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Employee Wellness fall fitness step challenge. Continue reading “Employee Wellness step challenge to begin Oct. 2”

Students walk along the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock begins weekly walking program for employees

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees who want to start working out and getting in shape with good company can look forward to the university’s newest Employee Wellness initiative. Continue reading “UA Little Rock begins weekly walking program for employees”

A UALR employee has her blood pressure taken at the Employee Wellness Fair on July 27. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UA Little Rock to host Employee Wellness Fair July 25

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees who complete a biometric assessment at the employee wellness health fair Tuesday, July 25, may qualify for a $1,400 reduction in out-of-pocket medical expenses for their health plan.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host Employee Wellness Fair July 25”

Marie Sandusky (left), UALR director of health services, works out with Karl Lenser (right), UALR employee wellness coordinator. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UALR Communications.

UA Little Rock holds summer fitness challenge

For the second year in a row, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is encouraging faculty and staff to get fit this summer by making exercise part of their routine.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock holds summer fitness challenge”

Employee Wellness presents ‘Put Your Best Fork Forward’

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees can learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle by attending a nutrition talk Thursday, March 16. Continue reading “Employee Wellness presents ‘Put Your Best Fork Forward’”

Kurt Lenser (left) and his twin brother, Karl Lenser (right), earned the top two spots in the men's 55-59 age group at the Little Rock Half-Marathon.

Twin brothers come out on top at Little Rock half-marathon

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock employee and his twin brother earned the top two spots in the men’s 55-59 age group in the Little Rock Half-Marathon on March 4, continuing a tradition of running together that spans nearly four decades. 
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Karl Lenser, the UA Little ROck Campus Wellness Coordinator

February is Heart Awareness Month

Of all of the muscles in your body, the heart is the most important one, because it pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout your body and also removes a lot of waste products from your blood stream.
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